About Dobrinishte

Dobrinishte – Wikipedia

Dobrinishte (Bulgarian: Добринище) is a small town and ski resort in the Blagoevgrad ProvinceBansko Municipality, southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 2973 inhabitants. It is located 6 km east of Bansko, a famous winter resort. It has an altitude of 850 m and is surrounded by the RilaPirin, and Rhodope mountains. Dobrinishte offers good conditions for both winter and summer tourism: beautiful nature, hospitable population, ski runs, mineral waters and opportunities for rural and ecotourism. According to legends and song, between 6th and 15th century Dobrinishte was a Bulgarian stronghold which halted the Byzantines from invading the country from the valley of the Mesta River.

Dobrinishte is also a terminal station of the scenic Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line from Septemvri (on the Sofia-Plovdiv line).

The village is a famous spa resort with 17 mineral springs with temperatures of 30-43°C. The water is used to cure different diseases.



2 responses to “About Dobrinishte”

  1. Thank you for the information! How long is the slow going to stay?

  2. Usually until mid-april. But Pirin Mountain is great during the spring and the summer as well